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26-Feb-2014 16:07

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Top 10 Tips and Safety

    Top Ten Fire Safety Tips for Your Home

  1. Fit one smoke alarm for each floor of your home and check it is working weekly (Test it Tuesday)

  2. Make a fire action plan so that everyone in your household knows how to escape in the event of a fire

  3. Take care when cooking with hot oil; use a thermostatically controlled hot fat fryer

  4. Never leave lit candles unattended

  5. Ensure cigarettes are stubbed out and disposed of carefully

  6. Never smoke in bed

  7. Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children

  8. Have your chimney swept regularly

  9. Take extra special care in the kitchen - cooking accidents account for 59% of fires in the home

  10. Take care when you’re tired or when you’re been drinking. Half of all deaths in domestic fires happen in the evening, between 10pm & 8am